We are so happy to welcome a new undergraduate member of MCL, Alex Ding! Here is an interview with Alex:

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

My name is Yulong (Alex) Ding and I am a third-year undergraduate student at USC with a major in Electrical Engineering. I plan to further pursue studies in the field of EE at graduate level after I complete my bachelor’s degree and I find the application of machine learning and CNNs in data and image processing at MCL as an exciting area for further exploration in the future. At the same time, I would like to gain insight into the process of conducting research in the academic field through valuable experiences at MCL.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

Having attended the weekly seminars held by Professor Kuo and the MCL community, I felt inspired by the various topics of research presented as well as the passion shared by members of MCL. The potential opportunities surrounding data processing and communication that one may explore at MCL are fascinating. Furthermore, everyone in the MCL community, including both current students and alumni, are very supportive, building upon the well-known Trojan network connecting across all career paths.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

My current goal at MCL is to acquire knowledge in data processing and machine learning, as well as gain experience in the process of conducting research through involvement in the lab. The valuable experiences at MCL will serve as important preparation for my future pursuit in studies and research at graduate level, and ultimately for potential career opportunities in the relevant field.